The new 2017 Mazda BT-50 is out and the model will establish the new beginning for the truck. But as we can see from the updated pictures, the car does not look so much different compared to the previous model, and that is because it is not. The vehicle has been mainly established as an updated version which is going to try and enhance the sales compared to the competition.
That said they are keeping the price fairly close to the previous version, mainly because it was pretty competitive compared to what the competition had to offer. They are going to offer three body styles, single-cab, Freestyle-cab (extra-cab), and dual-cab, as before which is going to encompass 23 variants in total. Interestingly enough, the two-wheel drive vision of the BT-50 has fared significantly better than the four-wheel drive version of the car. This is mainly because the completion has had such great sales in terms of their buthc and big truck models and the BT-50 was not considered as such. They are trying to fix those mistakes and are trying to offer a better choice now.
The newest 2017 Mazda BT-50 will come with a great powertrain as its main choice and will have a very roomy cabin and good payload with very nice loading capacity. But the down side is that the car does not come with some great engineering and technological changes to its name. The ride is still a bit strange if you are not carrying a full load in the back which perhaps leaves this model only available for utility work.
2017 Mazda BT-50 Exterior Update
When it comes to the update for the 2017 Mazda BT-50 to its looks we are being generous when we say that. The update keeps the looks of the car fairly similar than before. It is basically the same kind of truck but it does hold a major difference. As they have announced, the car is going to take in some changes in order to be accessible to business more compared to before. As the car did not have so much success when being offered to business before, they are making it much more approachable now. This is still going to leave the private users welcomed to use the model but it will enhance its capabilities and use more.
Additionally, the previous BT-50 has been criticized for not looking as butch as its competitors have. Thus the top vehicle in the segment all have higher sales numbers and have left the BT-50 behind. They are also addressing some of those faults by making the vehicle look a bit more aggressive. But what those aesthetic changes do is not so much. The car is basically the same as before and it does not allow too much of the changes to take effect. Thus we do have a car which looks and feels basically the same as before but only with a few new upgrades to the matter.
Interior Design and Updates
The interior of the 2017 Mazda BT-50 has been updated with some new gadgets and technological goodies. In fact, it will change a three-seat bench with bucker seats instead and will allow for more adjustment options for the driver’s seats. There is going to be a new cloth trim added and we can see some new interior highlights placed on the inside. Also the interior will now include a gunmetal grey color rather than the silver accents used in the previous version. And a very peculiar addition is the lockable glovebox as well.
Within the XT models there is going to be the same small dash-top screen retained with multiple buttons added and they have decided against a touchcreen pieces here. But you get a touchscreen option if you really want one in XTR and GT models. So the updates brought in here are much better than the outside of the vehicle. It keeps the comforts to a high level and brings in a lot of gadgets on the inside as well. The model is enchaining the ability of the car and we can say that the inside is a far better choice compared to the outside of the car.
Engine Power and Options
When it comes to the powertrain options for the 2017 Mazda BT-50 there are going to be several ones based on the trim level you decided to use. The base XT version is going to use a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine which is going to produce 110kW of power and 375Nm of torque. You will also be able to combine it with a six-speed automatic gearshifter which is a standard option across the lineup. There is also going to be a stronger 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo diesel engine offered which is mainly going to be give for the XTR trim. The version will produce 147kW of power and 470Nm of torque, and is a good choice for some utility purposes for the car. It will produce more stable power when it comes to driving a load with two passengers riding up front.
Release Date and Price
The newest 2017 Mazda BT-50 is going to be released by the start of 2017. Its release date has been estimated to be somewhere in February. The starting price of the car is $25,570 as a base MSRP which is not that different compared to the last year’s model. In fact this is one of the advantages this car still manages to bring as it competitive price against the rivals is a fairly favorable one. The highest and top of the range model is going to cost $53,790.